Super session: Investigating racial inequality (Diversity Track)

  • Event: 2018 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Teresa Cordova of University of Illinois - Chicago; Nikole Hannah-Jones of The New York Times Magazine; Ron Nixon of The Associated Press; Susan Richardson of The Center for Public Integrity
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 9 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Grand Ballroom II
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

This super session (1 hour and 45 minutes) will provide a roadmap to investigating inequality, with relevant data sets and story ideas for any community and any platform. Hear from leading experts on emerging topics and trends, with practical advice for producing stories with impact. Learn how to frame stories in the proper historical context and find key sources to breathe life into your data findings.

Speaker Bios

  • Teresa Córdova is the Director of the Great Cities Institute (GCI) at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also Professor of Urban Planning and Policy in the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA). Professor Córdova received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley.

  • Nikole Hannah-Jones is a staff writer with The New York Times Magazine and a founder of the Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting, which aims to increase the number of investigative reporters of color. Hannah-Jones' work covering school and housing segregation has earned numerous awards, including a Peabody, a Polk Award and a National Magazine Award. In 2017 she was named a MacArthur Fellow. 

  • Susan Smith Richardson is the CEO of The Center for Public Integrity and former editor and publisher of The Chicago Reporter. Follow her @susaneudora.

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